Amy Janan Johnson

Dr. Amy Janan Johnson
Position: Professor
Education: Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1999


Office: Burton Hall Room 226
Office Hours: 
 TR 12:15-1:15

Classes Spring 2018 semester:

COMM 3523 Communication In Relationships

Academic Interests: Dr. Johnson is a Professor in the Department of Communication. She has also served as Graduate Liaison for the department. Her area is interpersonal communication.

Her research interests include long-distance relationships and computer-mediated communication, friendships, stepfamilies, and interpersonal argument. She has published in such venues as Communication Monographs, Journal of Communication, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and Personal Relationships.

Representative Publications:

Bostwick, E. N., & Johnson, A. J. (in press). Family secrets: The influences of family communication patterns and parent-child conflict styles in the likelihood of telling a secret. Communication Reports.
Johnson, A. J., & Cionea, I. A. (forthcoming 2018). A new measure for argument topic interdependence in serial arguments. In R. Lake (Ed.), Recovering argument.
Johnson, A. J., Bostwick, E. N., & Bassick, M. (2017). Long-distance versus geographically close romantic relationships: The effects of social media on the development and maintenance of these relationships. In N. Punyanunt-Carter & J. S. Wrench (Eds.), Swipe right for love: The impact of social media in modern romantic relationships. Lexington Books.
Johnson, A. J. (2017). Reliability of measurement. The SAGE encyclopedia of communication research methods (pp. 1425-1429). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Johnson, A. J. (2017). Reliability, Cronbach’s Alpha. The SAGE encyclopedia of communication research methods (pp. 1415-1417). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Roper, R., Johnson, A. J., & Bostwick, E. N. (2017).  A target’s perspective: Verbal aggressiveness, coping strategies, and relational harm. Communication Research Reports, 34, 21-28.
Johnson, A. J., & Cionea, I. (2016). Serial arguments in interpersonal relationships: Current knowledge and future directions. In J. A. Samp (Ed.), Communicating interpersonal conflict in close relationships: Contexts, challenges, and opportunities (pp. 111-127). New York: Routledge.
Johnson, A. J., Bostwick, E., & Anderson, C. (2016). How do computer-mediated channels negatively impact existing interpersonal relationships? In Eletra Gilchirst Petty and Shawn D. Long (Eds.), Contexts of the Dark Side of Communication (pp. 241-252). New York: Peter Lang.
Johnson, A. J. (2016). Communication in stepfamilies. In C. Berger and M. Roloff
(Eds.), International encyclopedia of interpersonal communication. Hoboken, N. J.: Wiley.

Cionea, I. A., Johnson, A. J., Bruscella, J. S., & Van Gilder, B. (2015). Taking conflict personally and the use of the demand/withdraw pattern in intraethnic serial arguments. Argumentation and Advocacy, Special Issue: 30 Years of Research, 52, 32-43.  

Dunbar, N. E., & Johnson, A. J. (2015). A test of dyadic power theory: Control attempts used in interpersonal conflict, Journal of Argumentation in Context, 4, 42-62.